Kerstin Mogull, who recently stepped down as Managing Director of Tate (encompassing Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives), has joined Media Development Investment Fund’s Board of Directors. Before taking on leadership at Tate, Kerstin held senior management roles at the BBC, including Chief Operating Officer of BBC Future Media & Technology, and BBC Director of Strategy.
Meanwhile, Ying Chan, veteran journalist and founding director of The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and Alexej Fulmek, CEO of Slovakian media company Petit Press, have rotated off the Board.
For six years as Managing Director of Tate, Kerstin was responsible for running the overall business, managing more than 1,000 staff and leading a range of capital projects, including the £260m extension to Tate Modern. From 2000 to 2012, she held senior roles at the BBC across policy, strategy, digital and operations, including Chief Operating Officer of BBC Future Media & Technology. Earlier, while heading up strategy, Kerstin led the planning for iPlayer, the BBC’s ground-breaking on-demand streaming service. Kerstin is also a former member of the Board of Swedish media group Bonnier AB.
Earlier in her career, Kerstin worked in strategy and digital in the airline industry. She is currently a board member of Colart Ltd (Lindéngruppen) and a Council Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Kerstin holds degrees from the Stockholm School of Economics, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Paris) and Kellogg, Northwestern University (Chicago), where she was a Fulbright scholar.
Harlan Mandel, MDIF CEO, said: “We are delighted that Kerstin has agreed to join our Board of Directors. Her deep understanding of digital media operations and strategy, as well as her experience of running and driving innovation at a major cultural institution, will be important in helping to guide MDIF as we increase our investments in media – especially digital companies – that provide the news and information that people need to build free, thriving societies.”
“I would also like to offer my profound thanks to Ying and Alexej for their incredible contributions to MDIF over two decades. Ying joined our Board 11 years ago and played a key role in shaping MDIF’s development during a period of great change in the industry, particularly helping to guide our evolution in sync with the industry’s digital transformation. Almost 25 years ago, Alexej’s newspaper SME was MDIF’s very first client. It has been a privilege to watch his company grow from its humble beginnings into the leading news publisher in Slovakia, and to have him join our Board and bring his experiences of running a client company to the heart of our organization.”